Friday, April 20, 2012

Institute of Technology of Tokyo Reveals its New Building Entirely Covered With Solar Panels

When we speak of solar installations in the buildings, the first image that comes to mind is that of a blue ceiling covered with solar panels. And I am sure that not many of us have imagined a blue all building, with all the walls, and every inch of the ceiling covered with solar panels.

The Institute of technology of Tokyo has done exactly what none of us can digest; they have built a new building, which is entirely covered in solar installations. The aerial view of the building makes it seem waterproof and quite unusual, but is not the aspect, is the technology that makes thinking.

The University of Tokyo reveals building covered with solar panel
Institute of technology of Tokyo is considered a prestigious University in the world and in fact the best in Japan. The revelation of his car sustaining building has improved his image for the eco-minded community. The exterior of the environment and promotion of innovation of energy including the roof is covered with panels of 4500. These panels have a total production capacity of 650 kilowatts of power, which is also supplemented by 100 kW fuel cell.

A question that strikes the mind is what tangible difference has this facility in the power generation capacity of the building? The answer is simple; the building has seven floors and two additional levels of basement and is due to the solar panels which consumes half of the power that would have consumed a building of the same size without solar installations.